SOWING: Beets grow quickly in light or loamy soils with a pH over 6.0. In general, cool temperatures produce the best flesh color. Weather temperature fluctuations will cause white rings in the roots.
DIRECT SEEDING: Begin sowings when soil has warmed to 45°F. Sow 12-15 seeds/ft. 1/2″ deep, rows 14-18″ apart. Thin to 1 plant per 2″ when true leaves begin to show. For a continuous supply of greens and small tender beets, sow seed at 2-week intervals until 8 weeks before regular heavy frosts are expected.
TRANSPLANTING: Sow seeds 4-6 weeks before transplanting out after heavy frosts have decreased. Sow seeds 1/2″ deep, 2-3 seeds per cell. Transplant out 3″ apart in rows 14-18″ apart.
HARVEST: Dig under beet root and lift plants. Wash and put in cool location. Store cool and high humidity for best results.
WINTER STORAGE: Sow about 10 weeks before heavy freeze is expected. Cut tops, wash, and store 6 months at 32°F and high humidity.
DAYS TO MATURITY: 14-21 days to have transplant ready. Then see days to maturity for each variety.
AVG. SEEDING RATE: 1M/66′, 5M/333′, 436M/acre @15 seeds/ft. and 18″ between rows.